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The Open University

Diabetes complications

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

Diabetes is an increasing problem among both adults and children. This free course, Diabetes complications, looks at the way the condition is managed once it has been diagnosed in order to reduce ...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Assessing diabetes complication risk factors
  • 1 Assessing diabetes complication risk factors
  • 1.1 Having tests
  • 1.2 Discovering the risks
  • 1.3 The diabetes annual review
  • 1.4 What monitoring is carried out at the annual review?
  • 2 Monitoring blood glucose levels
  • 2 Monitoring blood glucose levels
  • 2.1 Blood glucose levels
  • 2.2 Self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • 2.3 Self-monitoring of urine glucose
  • 2.4 Venous blood sampling
  • 2.5 HbA1c levels
  • 3 Monitoring ketone levels
  • 3 Monitoring ketone levels
  • 4 Monitoring lipid levels
  • 4 Monitoring lipid levels
  • 5 Blood pressure monitoring
  • 5 Blood pressure monitoring
  • 6 Calculating body mass index
  • 6 Calculating body mass index
  • 7 Making sense of the measurements
  • 7 Making sense of the measurements
  • 8 Final questions
  • 8 Final questions
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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